Hyundai Auto Canada’s IONIQ 5 shines again as the top green vehicle of 2023, demonstrating the excellence and growing trend of eco-friendly cars in Canada.
Hyundai Auto Canada has again marked a significant achievement, with its eco-friendly flagship, the IONIQ 5, winning the 2023 best green vehicle title by Auto123.com, eligible for government incentives. This marks the second consecutive year the IONIQ 5 has bagged this award, emphasizing its superior quality and enduring popularity.
Why It Matters
The swift transformation of the electric vehicle (EV) market has provided consumers with an increasing array of options. Hyundai Auto Canada’s consistent receipt of this award is a testament to the IONIQ 5’s distinguished quality. Steve Flamand, executive director of product and corporate strategy, IT, and digital at Hyundai Auto Canada, credits the award to the vehicle’s superior characteristics that have garnered respect and acclaim more than two years post its unveiling.
The IONIQ 5’s accolades go beyond this recent award. The electric vehicle has amassed several prestigious titles since its market launch. It swept World Car of the Year, World Electric Car of the Year, and World Design of the Year in 2022. On the home front, the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) honored it as the 2023 Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year. Other leading Canadian publications like AutoTrader.ca and Le Guide de l’auto also acknowledged the IONIQ 5’s excellence.
This year, Auto123.com distributed awards across 22 categories, with two exclusively for EVs: those eligible for both government incentives and those qualifying for limited or no incentives. These awards highlight the significant role government subsidies play in encouraging Canadians to embrace greener transportation alternatives. For an EV to qualify for these subsidies in Canada, it must fall under a specific price threshold, which varies by province and vehicle size. This financial incentive system makes eco-friendly transportation more affordable for Canadians, driving the country toward a greener future.